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1988 - Color, President Reagan: State Dinner & Thatcher Toasts. 16Nov88 Pt. 1 of 4

Reel Number: 220735-04-P1

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1988,1980s

Country: England,United Kingdom,USA

Location: DC,Washington,White House

TC Begins: 16:33:04

TC Ends: 16:54:35

Duration: 00:21:31

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1988 - Color, President Reagan: State Dinner & Thatcher Toasts. 16Nov88 Pt. 1 of 4 Nancy & President Reagan wait on red carpet, welcome Thatcher & Denis up steps., handshakes & pose for photographers. Protesters heard shouting in background. They turn & go inside. 16:35:08 Reagan, Thatcher & spouses down Grand Staircase following military Honor Guard as band plays. Fade out. 16:36:26 Reagan at lectern: “Ladies & gentlemen, Nancy & I welcome you tonight to this dinner in honor of Prime Minister Thatcher of the United Kingdom. In 1952, when Winston Churchill had become Prime Minister for the second time & all the troubles of the cold war - including the hardships of rearming the West - were keenly felt, he was having a meeting w/ a group of American journalists in New York. In Martin Gilbert’s extraordinary biography we find recorded these words from Churchill by his doctor, Lord Moran: What other nation in history, when it became supremely powerful, has had no thought of territorial aggrandizement, no ambition but to use its resources for the good of the world? I marvel at America's altruism, her sublime disinterestedness. All at once I realized, Lord Moran went on, Winston was in tears. His eyes were red, his voice faltered, he was deeply moved. Well Prime Minister Thatcher, I think you can imagine how humbling it is for an American to read such an account. Such a tribute from Sir Winston, a man so unselfish himself in pursuit of the cause of freedom, a man who led Britain when Britain stood bravely & unselfishly alone, is only a reminder of how deeply runs the mutual admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. 16:37:53 “When you were here eight years ago, I first mentioned that despite all the troubles that beset us, we had every right to have hope in the future, to turn our gaze to the bright sunlit uplands of freedom. I suggested then that the totalitarian impulse had exhausted itself & that collectivism could well be at the terminal stage. Well, we've recently seen evidence that all of this may be coming about. Tonight we can hope this is so & that it will continue. We can hope that the altruism that has stood at the heart of the alliance of democratic nations in the postwar era will continue to bear fruit until the whole world is safe & free. 16:38:34 “In this quest, those who love freedom have not had a better friend than our distinguished guest this evening (applause). And so I hope, Prime Minister, it will not embarrass you if I take a moment now to record for personal reasons, & for the sake of history, our debt of gratitude to you. Throughout my Presidency, Prime Minister Thatcher has shared w/ me the benefits of her experience & wisdom. The Prime Minister's untiring support for NATO has encouraged other allies to make the difficult decisions necessary to keep the alliance strong. Her successful fight to unshackle the British economy from government intervention & to provide greater economic freedom has been a powerful example around the world. She is a leader w/ vision & the courage to stay the course until the battles are won. And on occasion, she has borne the added burden of heavy criticism incurred on America's behalf. 16:39:43 “I've been fortunate over these 8 years & for several years before that to enjoy such a close professional & personal rapport & a genuine friendship with Margaret Thatcher.” Continue... State Visit; Special Relationship; Anglo-American Friendship; State Dinner; Praise; Diplomacy; 1980s; NOTE: Up to any continuous 11 minutes of 16:33:49 - 16:54:35 sold at per reel rate. NOTE: Credit must be given to Reagan Presidential Library. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk

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